Employment law in Cornwall


Employment in Cornwall has historically been in industries such as mining, fishing and clay extraction, but has been in decline in the last few decades due in part to EU regulations and the increased use of mechanism. Employment law in Cornwall has focused heavily on these areas in the past.

Now Cornwall relies heavily on its tourist industry for employment in the area. Over five million people visit Cornwall each year, with many of these tourists originating from other parts of the UK, attracted by the area’s unique culture, landscapes, beaches and cliffs. Tourists can easily access Cornwall through the local Newquay and Plymouth airports, as well as frequent trains and buses.

Although there has been a decline in Cornwall’s traditional industries it has also seen growth in new industries such as a new creative industry spanning a full variety of creative areas including photography, web design, graphic design and other arts and crafts. However, the fact is Cornwall is not immune to the effects of recession and therefore access to employment law in Cornwall is extremely important for individuals.

Losing your job can have a devastating effect on you and your family. If you have lost you job, you may need advice on your employment rights. For example, you have the right not to be unfairly dismissed from your job.

Unfair dismissal is when an employer dismisses an employee but did not have a fair reason for dismissal or although the reason for dismissal is fair an unfair procedure was followed. If you believe you have been unfairly dismissed from your job it is advised that you speak to a solicitor about employment law in Cornwall who can assess your eligibility and discuss your case with you.

If you would like help finding recommended employment law solicitors local to Cornwall, Contact Law can put you in touch with a firm we work with free of charge. So, if you have any questions please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.

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